Miles Hyman, famous Paris-based illustrator, fell in love with the Eternal City. Louis Vuitton invited the Vermont native to illustrate their new “Travel Book” dedicated to Rome. The House chose the exceptional surroundings of Palazzo Poli, right next to the Trevi Fountain, to present the book’s illustrations Each segment of this exhibition is dedicated to a different neighborhood in Rome, and follows the order of the Travel Book. In the main room, the Trevi Fountain becomes the main attraction: an illustrated board reminds the visitor in a very clever way that all you have to do is lean forward to admire Rome’s most famous fountain from the window. In the next room, a sumptuous illustration of the Spagna neighborhood shows a parrot painted in warm colors that are reminiscent of Roman palaces’ facades. Rome could not dream of a better illustrator to capture its streets: Miles Hyman has become famous for illustrating detective novels, to the point of becoming a reference of the genre. His work has been featured in novels like “The Black Dahlia” and the french series “Le Poulpe”. Alongside his collaboration with French publisher Gallimard, Hyman’s illustrations can also be found in international newspapers such as Le Monde, Libération, Télérama, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Numerous personalities came to admire the collection of drawings last night. Louis Vuitton invited their close friends as well as the representatives of Rome’s cultural institutions – Villa Medici and the French Institute in Italy. Many Italian personalities from the cinema and fashion industries also came to celebrate Rome and admire it through Miles Hyman’s splendid drawings.

Photos: Ludovica Arcero
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